I have a question about using past perfect. I know that it's used when you want to refer to an older past event while talking about a more recent past event. But if you begin talking about past events in chronological order, is past perfect really necessary?
For example, I want to write the following sentence:
"When I called her last time, she told me that she wan't feeling well due to a cold. So when I saw her in the hallway this morning, I stopped her to ask her how she was doling."
The thing is, people have told me that I should use past perfect in the above sentence and I just can't seem to understand why.
I'm confused as ever!